Wednesday, August 3, 2016
We are so blessed! We have every reason in the world to be happy. God
has blessed us so much, and I know He will continue to bless us and to
guide our individual lives. My heart is so full. I love being a
As I think about the blessings in my life, I see the faces of many
people. You are all so special to me, and I love you so much. This
will never change. God has blessed me with a special love for the
people here in Japan. My heart has grown, and I love them all so much.
I couldn't imagine my life without any of them.
This week has been amazing! I have felt the Lord working close with us
as we have strived to figure out what He would have us do in
Senzokuike. We've seen amazing miracles and met amazing people. I
could spend forever telling you about the amazing things that happen
every week. However, the thought that continues to flood through my
mind is that God is constantly preparing us for the next step in our
lives. I've definitely felt the reality of this as we have met people
this week and taught them. God teaches us through other people
sometimes, and in my case, more than not. I'm so grateful for the
Lord's tender mercies in my life, and especially for this past week as
I have felt his hand and direction in my life. I know He is constantly
guiding us. Everything happens for a reason.
Starting tomorrow, I will be traveling to Koiwa and to Matsudo with
Sister Camille Clark to visit people who I have loved and taught over
the past 19 months. I will also be staying at the Honbu, working
closely with President and Sister Nagano. I'm looking forward to being
so close to them and hearing their testimonies again. They are amazing
people and I love them so much.
I know this church is true. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of
God. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet. I know Thomas S. Monson is our
living prophet today. I know our Heavenly Father is mindful of us. He
loves us with a perfect love. Everything He has ever done has been for
our benefit. His Plan is perfect and Jesus Christ is the center of It
all. I know it is only through Jesus Christ that we are able to return
to live with God again. Jesus Christ is our perfect example. He is our
strength. He is our Older Brother and He loves us with a perfect love.
He understands us. He forgives us. I know He loves all of you and will
continue to reach out to you in the way you need to be reached. His
grace is sufficient for all of us. I know He will continue to help as
we strive to overcome our weaknesses and, one day, become like him.
This is why we live, and this is why we strive everyday to come closer
"This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Way Scary spider!
Waiting for Marjorie and Koari face haha
Sapporo temple pic :)
Sister Hubbard saying goodbyes :(
Dear family, Thanks for all the letters! Sister Moffat and I have had a great week too! I enjoyed hearing about the family reunion and all of the fun activities you did around Magrath days. So fun! As you probably guessed already, this week was temple p-day which is why I am writing you today instead of yesterday. :) The temple was especially beautiful today. I originally entered with some mixed feelings in my heart, but those feelings soon changed. We are always able to feel such peace inside the temple. The presence of the Lord and of Angels was felt so strong today and that was a tender mercy for me. I think God sent a few extra Angels to the temple today so that He could help me feel extra loved and appreciated. Our Heavenly Father knows us so well and I am grateful for the multitude of His tender mercies in my life. He is so loving and always knows how to show us He truly is there and watching out for us in our lives. The Koiwa sisters came to Senzokuike this past week for a part day exchanges this past week and it was really fun! I was with Sister Sargent for the day and we saw a lots of really cool miracles! I will just share one of them. As we were walking back to the train station from a part member families home, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a young girl who looked like she might have had tears in her eyes in the distances. As we got closer, We noticed that she had a big cut on her leg and that she was bleeding pretty bad. She was all by herself and must have tripped on something. Just as we were approaching her, sister Sargent's phone started ringing and she had to take the call. I approached the young girl and ask her if she was okay? It was easy to see that she was wearing a brave face, but after I asked she broke into a hurting cry. I told her it would be okay as sister Sargent passed me a first aid kit. She was the cutest little thing ever! She told me that she was six years old and that she lived close by. After patching her up nice and tight, we decided we would walk her home to make sure she was okay. Approaching her house, we saw her mother and began to tell her about what had happened. Of course, this interacting led to a miracle! She said we were welcome to come back and share our message with her and her little family when we came back to the area again. This experiences was definitely a good reminder to me that God really does place opportunities in our path to help others. As we take these opportunities and show love to God's children, He is able to make miracles happen! :) We've had lots of interaction with President Nagano this past week! He decided to come to our District meeting this past Tuesday and that was a big surprise to us all! We were more than happy to have him there. He is so wise and is always so helpful when it comes to missionary work. Both He and sister Nagano are incredible missionaries! Later in the week, we had interviews with the Nagano's and that was of course wonderful too. I think I will always feel a special familiarity and closeness with both of them. They are such examples to me and I love them so much. I have my final interview this week on Thursday with a president Nagano, and so I am looking forward to visiting with him again. This week we have gone really hard! I'm am so exhausted and tired, but am still able to somehow do everything I want to do. God's enabling power is a real thing. On Sunday, we had four people at church, and it was an amazing experience for all of them! We are working with really prepared people right now and I'm sure the future holds amazing things for our Senzokuike area. It has changed drastically as God has been so merciful and has been preparing so many people to receive the Gospel. We are so lucky to be here! I received a phone call from the 1st counselor in the Senzokuike ward's Bishopric at 9:10 on Saturday night and found out that He wanted me to speak for 10 minutes the following morning in Japanese. Well, if there is anyone who knows a missionaries schedule at night, they will know that there is not a ton of time to write a 10 minutes talk. Let alone in Japanese! I felt a little bit overwhelmed, but of course accepted the challenge to speak anyway. We have 9:00am church in the morning, and so I used the tiny bit of time that I had in the morning to prepare to speak. I felt so unorganized and so unprepared. I prayed so hard that I would be able to say everything that the ward needed to hear and that the things I did prepare would go well. After the sacrament was finished, I proceeded to the front of the chapel with a few notes and a set of Japanese scriptures. I was so nervous, but as I opened my mouth, sure enough, it was filled and I was able to speak for the ten minutes I was given to speak. God really does put the words we should say in our mouths as we try and do our best. I felt at peace the whole time, despite not having prepared very much. I can't remember half of the things I said, but I remember feeling guided and I never once felt like I didn't have the words to speak. The words were there, the whole way through. :) Just another tender mercy. God really does know us and love us personally. So, remember the random piece of paper with the name and address that we found a couple weeks ago? H..... has become one of our most promising investigators and we are so excited about her! We had an amazing lesson with her this past week and the spirit was so strong as we testified about the restoration. As we were inviting her to be baptized, she cut in and said, "If the Book of Mormon is true, of course I will join your church!" It was a really neat experience. She is a woman with so much faith and is now reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. She is so excited about it all that she also brought her husband with her to church on Sunday. During the Sunday school class, they really loved the lesson and shared amazing insights and experiences from their lives. I can't believe how prepared they are, and they just fell into our hands! So amazing! Yesterday, Sister Moffat and I met Marjorie and Kaori chan for lunch in Gotanda area at a fancy buffet called the Prince Hotel. It was fun to see them both! We had a nice lunch together and I was able to say goodbye to both of them as they will be heading to the Philippines on the 1st. I will send pictures! :) I will also send you the rest of the ones I took with Megumi and Minami Chan last week. Not sure if I have mentioned this before or not, but since I have come to this area, we have put a huge focus on greeting everyone and smiling SUPER BIG!! Near our house, there is a long road, (where I got hit by the motorcycle) (we call it smile street) that we walk on it every single day. It is a one way street and we have so many people on that street who we say 'hello' to and 'goodnight' to. We've made many many friends by just being happy, helpful and genki. There is a man who owns a karage shop where he specializes in deep fried chicken with other fancy meals. We see him everyday and are able to say hello as we are walking by. He looks out the window 24/7 to make sure he never misses us as we are coming by. There is another woman who owns a clay shop and we have met many of her students and always say hello to her! There is an old folks home near the end of the street where we have been invited in to shake hands and entertain old people over and over again. We always wave as we are walking past the window and all the little old people wave with the biggest smiles on their faces. There is a woman who owns a cute little clothes store who always greets us as we come by. Not to mention, the cake shop man, the hoikuen (nursery school) kids, the fish shop people, the Italian store people and all the people who go to and from the station on their way to work and returning back home. There are 8-7 people who work at the 7-11 near our house who we know by name and are really good friends with. We use the wifi at the 7-11 daily and so we greet them daily as well. These are just a few of the many people who we see on a daily bases who God has given us to love and take care of. I share this because I have realized that missionary work is so much more than what we members of the church think it is. It doesn't matter where we are, we have the opportunity to bless other people's lives. We can serve and help those around us and in so doing show the light of Christ. In the scriptures, it says "by their fruits ye shall know them." As members of the church, we are and should be always sharing the gospel. We are message and as we strive to make our interactions with everyone around us meaningful, I know we will be given eyes to see those who are prepared to hear and learn more. I encourage you all to look at your daily lives and evaluate how you interact with other people, whether it be at work, school, wherever! I know God will bless you as you do so. :) Lately, I've been thinking a lot about how the Lord prepares each phase of our lives long before we even know they are coming. As I look back through my life, I see a pattern in so many different areas of how I was being prepared to help someone here on my mission, or even just know some bit of information that is now useful in some respect to missionary work. I don't know if I am explaining this very well, but I just want to testify of God's perfect knowledge of us as his children. He has been preparing us since before the world began for the things we face everyday of our lives now. He is aware of the things we are learning and experiencing at this time and is preparing it to be useful in the future in his perfect plan of happiness! Everything happens for a reason, and God will continue to teach us line upon line and precept upon precept. I know He loves us so much and is watching out for each one of you. He is our a ultimate source of peace and comfort. He is the best teacher. I've learned that I need to be more humble and apply the correction I receive from Him daily. We have so much to learn and do as human beings before we can become like him, but He sees us for everything we can and have the potential to become. He is so gracious and so merciful to us. I love Him so much and am so grateful to be His missionary. This gospel is true. Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know there is only true happiness in living according to His perfect Gospel. I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week! Love always, Sister Hubbard
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Ps. I was able to see these two again today on p-day. Love them both so much! :)
We've had some really amazing experiences this past week, but I will
probably only be able to share one of them. The one I will share
relates directly to the power God gives us to "be in the world but not
of the world" and the protection He continually gives us as
missionaries. I believe this power comes from living and keeping our
covenants as we show the Lord we truly are on His side. This power
comes from consistent righteous living. Now, more than ever, there is
a need to be more righteous.
This past week, sister Moffat and I ventured out to a Matsuri in the
middle of Yoyogi park. (A matsuri is like a big party/festival/ street
This Matsuri was specifically for foreigners living in Tokyo and so we
saw it would be a good opportunity to find more investigators and meet
some more foreigners who would be willing to learn about our message.
We walked into that Matsuri with two other sisters from the 1st ward
having set massive goals that we wanted to reach together. As we
arrived at the eki, we could hear noisy drums and music coming from
within the park. There were well over a couple thousand people at this
event and most all of them were gaijin! It seemed that there may have
been a few sketchy things inside the crowd, but we still felt good
about going and talking to everyone that we possibly could. After
praying, we split off from each other to divide and conquer the crowd!
We gave many book of Mormons way, and were able to meet tons of
people who had members in their families. It became a great success!
The Tokyo 1st sisters were able to reach a less active member and find
a few new investigators which was so awesome! Sister Moffat and I also
saw a ton of success. After about an hour of running around in the
crowd, we began to feel sick. Our surroundings were filled with all of
the awful things in this world. There was partying everywhere and
despite the great success we had had, began to feel like maybe it was
time to leave the Matsuri. Walking through the crowd, trying not to
look at everything, a man who was very drunk circled around us with a
few of his friends. We managed to escape them with the help of the
Lord. I don't think I need to say much more, but I will testify that
Gods protection and guardian angels are real and so close to us.
Despite the horrible atmosphere around sister Moffat and I, we felt
empowered. At any moment during that time, I felt the power within
myself to command every single person in that crowd to not touch us or
else the power of God would shake them. It was both a scary, yet very
empowering experience! Luckily, nothing happened and we were able to
walk out of the place safely.
The world is growing continually worse and worse, and now more than
ever, there is a need for righteousness. This experience reminded me
of a few scriptures.
"Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and
the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a
hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can
command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the
mountains, or the waves of the sea." (Jacob 4:6)
"I command you that ye touch me not, for I am filled with the power of
God, even unto the consuming of my flesh; and whoso shall lay his
hands upon me shall wither even as a dried reed; and he shall be as
naught before the power of God, for God shall smite him." - (1st Nephi
"And they stood forth and attempted to lay their hands on him; but he
withstood them, and said unto them: Touch me not, for God shall smite
you if ye lay your hands upon me, for I have not delivered the message
which the Lord sent me to deliver." (Mosiah 13:2-3)
Although, we didn't need to command anyone to do anything, I believe
God gave us that same power as described in the above scriptures. Gods
power is so real and I can once again testify that God really does
protect His missionaries. As long as we are obedient and do what we
are supposed to be doing, this protection will always be available to
us. I love you all so much and just want to encourage you all to
continue to do the right things. Avoid all forms of evil, and I
promise the Holy Ghost will let you know when something isn't right.
God loves all of you and I know He is guiding your lives. I hope you
all have a wonderful week! :)
Sister Hubbard xoxo
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The day we went dendouing in the rain with Marina Chan in Oimachi. So fun! :) she is the best.
Dear Family, Well, the hot humid summer has struck its course here in Tokyo! Bring on the heat waves! This week, I am grateful for an air conditioned apartment and for my croc shoes which don't get too hot or wet with all the humidity everywhere. :) We've had some real breakthroughs this past week in Senzokuike! On Tuesday evening, we took our investigator Ellie to the Boss couple's house in our ward for dinner and a lesson. It was wonderful! Sister Boss bore a really powerful testimony about the plan of salvation and Ellie had a really great experience. She is diligently reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. She has shown a lot of faith and as a result, God is blessing her so much! We are really excited about her. :) I would like to tell you about two of the families in our Senzokuike ward who we have been focusing on. The first is the K.... Family. K.... Shimai is the only member of her family, but she has two daughters who are high school and college age girls. K... Shimai started coming back to church close to two months ago and we have been working with her very closely. Since the beginning of the transfer, Sister Moffat and I have made it a goal to always ask her how her daughters are doing and express our desire to meet them. Well, this week, K.... Shimai told her oldest daughter Y... about us! After showing Yuri Chan a picture she took of us at church, She asked if it would be okay if we could call her and set up a time to meet. Complete miracle! We called K... Shimai's daughter Y... and she was super excited to meet up with us! We met her this afternoon and invited her to come to church with her mom! She said she would like to come. Such a big miracle! We are also working really close with the Kawamura family in the Senzokuike ward. At seminary on Wednesday mornings, we always make a special effort to be good friends with Marina Chan (Kawamura's daughter who is a YW). This past Wednesday, she told us that she wanted to invite her best friend to Eikaiwa class and asked us to please share the gospel with her. We made a plan together and her friend turned out to be a complete kinjin! Marina Chan's friend will now be coming to church next Sunday and she wants to take the lessons. Way awesome! We went over to the Kawamura's house for dinner this past week and were able to help her prepare a Book of Mormon for her friend by marking scriptures and writing our testimonies in it together. Marina Chan is 15 years old, but all she ever talks about is missionary work! It is amazing! She expressed that she wanted to come and do missionary work with us sometime. We definitely took her up on that offer! On Saturday afternoon, we ate lunch together (while studying preach my gospel) and then dendoued together for 3 hours in the rain. Now, it wasn't just raining, but it was pouring! We bravely went out into the rain with our umbrellas and rain jackets and began talking with people. She loved it! We gave five Book of Mormons away and talked to around 70 people together. It was a great success! She stopped people and introduced us as missionaries to many of the people and bore really powerful testimonies to everyone about how the gospel has changed her and her family's life. After everything, she told us that she wants to be a missionary someday, share the gospel with all her friends, and go to BYU. :) We are really excited about her! We love the Kawamura family. They are preparing to go to the temple to be sealed soon, which is so amazing. They are a perfect example of how the gospel can and does bless families. They are so great! We met with another investigator this past week named M.... San. She is a college student and was found just before I got to the area. We haven't been able to meet her consistently because she is so busy with work and school, but we should be able to meet her more consistently starting in August. We set a Baptismal date with her for August 20th. She told us that she would like to try living like a member of the church and experience the same things that the members do. We think she really enjoyed coming to church a few weeks ago and it has inspired her to want to learn more and be baptized! :) God is preparing His people! Okay, another way WAY cool miracle!! As I was cleaning through a bunch of papers in our apartment this past week, I found a piece of paper with a name (Hana Nishizawa) and address on it. We decided it looked like referral material and so we decided to go and visit the 'mystery person' during the break between the two wards church meetings this past Sunday. After finding the apartment and praying, we proceeded to 'ping pong' her door. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn't what we found! A woman in a colorful dress with a high ponytail came skipping to the door to greet us. She is from Kentucky, but is living in Japan as an actress. She spoke perfect English. Just as we were about to introduce ourselves, she said, "Wow! You actually came! Come in! COME IN! Thank you for coming! ... I have to admit, after hearing all of that, I began to wonder if she was just a less active who hadn't been to church in over a few years or something... She sat us down with banana pancakes and this special 'lemon detox water' she had made herself! (It looked like water with sliced lemons and cucumber in it-probably something I should keep drinking in the future, haha). It turns out Hana had met the missionaries last year at some point on the street and had told them they should come over sometime! She must have handed them the piece of paper I found in the apartment and they must have just forgotten about it or something? Anyway, and we were able to teach her part of the restoration and said she wanted to come to church sometime with us! It was a way awesome! Also, she lives like 10 minutes away from the church! 奇跡!! Her husband, is half Australian and half Japanese, and is a really famous singer here in Japan. It was such a neat experience to meet her. We are excited for the opportunity to know her and work with her now. I'm so grateful for this gospel! I know it is true. I know God lives and that He is directing our lives. Everything happens for a reason and is all connected in God's grand plan. Nothing is random and everything that ever happens in this life can be drawn back to the sure knowledge that there is a God, that He loves us, and that we are made to be so much more than everything we ever experience on this earth. Jesus Christ really is our Savior and our advocate with the Father. I know He prays for us and is our Older Brother. Keep trusting in his glorious plan! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Love always, Sister Hubbard
Monday, July 4, 2016
Kouno San from Koiwa! :) It was good to see her again. She is doing so
well and just finished the Book of Mormon! She loves church and always
talks about her baptism.
Megumi Chan <3
Ishi San (she just lives around the block from the sisters. When I served in Koiwa we became rally good friends. We were able to see her on our way back to he apartment unexpectedly. Total Miracle! :) ) -the cute baby is her granddaughter. I was on exchanges with sister Riggs.At the BYU concert with our friend Ellie! :)Minami Chan and Miki Chan were also there! It was great to see them again. :)People painting the scenery.Pretty park near the temple. *notice the temple in the background with the Angel Moroni.People painting the scenery.This is a pretty funny picture, haha. We are at the scramble in all these pictures. Sister Moffat's first time! :)"I saw a pillar of Light, exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun." Haha, kinda funny picture. This is us inside the mall last p-day.Huge mall just for woman in ShibuyaIt is Tokyo! So so many people everywhere.Dear family On Monday, we went with Ellie to the BYU Hawaii concert. BYU Hawaii comes with their orchestra and or choir group to Japan every year. I remember watching it last year too. It was amazing to me how strong the Spirit was there. I was able to see many friends and people from previous areas who I haven't seen for a long time. It was definitely a tender mercy for me to be there. The Concert was amazing. Our top investigator, Ellie, really felt the Spirit and was able to meet a lot of really good people. I think going to the concert really opened her eyes to how many missionaries and people there are involved in the church as most of the South mission also brought there investigators and there were over 300 missionaries there. It was a great experience for her! It was also a great experience for me. Near the end, the choir did a special rendition of "How great thou Art." It was beautiful. Music is so powerful and tears streamed down my face as their beautiful voices filled the theatre. It was so powerful and the Spirit really testified to me, once again, that this church really is true and that God is really in the details of everything on earth and in His plan. On a funnier side of things, Ellie, our investigator, noticed I had tears in my eyes and we once again had to explain the 'happy tear', and 'sad tear' hanashi to her. She said that she had a warm feeling in her heart and was able to recognize that the feelings she was experiencing as the Spirit. She's been even more excited to learn since the concert. We taught her more of the plan of salvation this past week and she continues to eat of the book of mormon and everything that is in it. She has the deepest questions and we love her so much! She also came to church this past week and we will begin teaching her in members homes starting this next week. So excited for Ellie! God has blessed her and prepared her heart so much. She is a dear friend to us. On Tuesday, we met with a recent convert named Takada Shimai. She contacted us last Sunday and told us that she felt like she needed to do something to help us as missionaries and asked us what it might be? We weren't sure at the time and so we decided to meet and talk about it. As we talked with her, she confided in us that she had a handful of friends that she wanted to introduce the gospel to. Way cool! She is one of the best missionary members ever! As we spoke with her, she told us countless stories of people she had met in the last couple of weeks. She is so bold in living the gospel and consistently finds people to share the gospel with every single day. We gave her a whole bunch of our streeting materials because she naturally starts up gospel conversations with everyone and directs them to learn more. I decided I want to be that kind of member missionary. We were so amazed by her courage to share the gospel with others. Way to go members!! We met amazing people on the street this past week! As we were coming home from a less active members house on Tuesday night, we approached a woman who had her back turned to us. As she turned to reply to our greeting, every single part of me felt that we needed to tell her about Jesus Christ. It was a neat experience. Sure enough, as we opened our mouths and taught about Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon, she exclaimed, "Jesus Christ really lived?!" She then expressed that she had just come from the doctors office where she had received some treatment for her back. This woman was probably in her 40s, and so she must have had some sort of accident as she was struggling to walk. Before saying goodbye to her, she said, 「私は一人だたが誰も挨拶していなかった。お二人は私に話してくれましたこと、本当に幸せになりました。私は泣きそうぐらい、嬉しいです」She began to weep, and promised that she would come to church on Sunday. It was an amazing miracle. Later, Sister Moffat and I really felt the Spirit confirm to us that we had been instruments in Gods hands in reaching out to her. There is no greater joy than in knowing that you have been God's hands in helping someone else. This gospel is amazing! Last week, we met a Woman named Santi from Napal. We exchanged numbers, but because she was running late, we weren't able to set an appointment with her. We called her this past week to try and make an appointment. As she answered the phone, to my great surprise, the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "Santi, we have a present for you!" ...Before talking with her, we had planned to invite her to church. We hadn't talked about anything related to what came out of my mouth. It was very interesting. I was surprised by what I had said to her! As my brain processed what had just happened, I realized we hadn't given her a Book of Mormon! I then remembered that we did have a Book of Mormon in the Hindi language. Perfect! Her reply to my unexpected outburst was, "How did you know it was my birthday soon?" It turns out that her birthday was just a week later and that she had no family or friends to celebrate it with because she had just moved to Japan. Crazy cool! We were able to set an appointment with her and she is excited to meet with us. :) God really does put the words we need to say in our mouths. God knows how we can touch other people's hearts. God knows His children and loves them all so much. He knows the very details our our lives- Including our birthdays. :) I had the opportunity to travel to Koiwa once again for exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders. As always, it was a an amazing experience to see all of he people there. I am always amazed by the growth of their testimonies and for their constant love for the Lord. It makes me want to continue to do better and to live as obedient as I can every single day. This past week in my study, I was promoted to begin studying the gospel in a little bit of a different way. My thoughts have really been directed to prayer lately and how I can have more meaningful and revelatory prayers with Heavenly Father. As a result, I have decided to start keeping a journal of revelation. I will carry it with me everywhere I go and carefully record every impression and thought I receive from the Spirit as I go throughout my day. It's been a really neat experience! It's definitely helped me see the work in a new light and also see how the Lord is directing me, "line upon line, and precept upon precept." Sometimes it is difficult for us to feel like our prayers aren't being answered, especially when we are looking for a big specific answer. But, sometimes, we are too impatient while waiting for that revelation. We need to trust that God will reveal to us the big picture in small amounts. We need to understand that God is the Master of all Knowledge, but he teaches us at our own level and understanding, slowly, until we can understand everything in a great whole. As I have kept this journal, I have been able to understand the greater picture and more of what Heavenly Father is trying to teach me and tell me personally. I think I will continue to follow this way of study throughout my whole life. It's taught me that the little pieces of revelation we receive is preparatory to understanding greater things. Thus, it is always important to ask the Lord "Is there more?" after we receive a small piece. It's outstanding how the Lord is able to teach us. He really is the Great Mentor. "It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him. ...he that will harden his heart, the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full." (Alma 12:9-10) "For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round." (1Nephi 10:19) On our way home from Koiwa, we met a woman from Mongolia! She couldn't speak any English, and she could only speak basic Japanese, but we were able to have a really great conversation with her! We were waiting for our train when we saw her and decided to speak with her. As we introduced ourselves and explained a little bit about the Book of Mormon and she took complete interest! We gave her a pass along card saying she could receive one for free and meet with other missionaries in Mongolia. She thanked us and proceeded to get on her train. We then realized that we were in the wrong part of the station and that we needed to get onto the other side of the line, but God knew everything that would happen, and let us go to the wrong platform so that we could meet this woman from Mongolia. It was a neat experience. Well, that's all I have time for. I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to be the Lords servant as a missionary. I've found more joy in this work than in anything I have ever done before. It's become my lifelong pursuit, and I am so grateful for the shared duty we have as missionaries, members, and people to assist in God's great work. I know this church is true. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He is the light and truth of this world. Let's share that light with everyone! Have a wonderful week! Love always, Sister Hubbard